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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Mathematics Education (6-12) (TSM)

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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
CIP Code: 13.1311
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 40

Contact Information:
College of Education
Teaching and Learning Department (EDI)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Eugenia Vomvoridi-Ivanovic
Phone: 813-974-1971
Email: eugeniav@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/Math/Math.htm


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

The M.A.T. in Mathematics Education (6-12) is designed for individuals seeking initial certification to teach mathematics at the High School or Middle School levels. Please be advised that program and/or course requirements are subject to change per state legislative mandates, Florida Department of Education program approval standards and accreditation criteria.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Florida Department of Education, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: June 1
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university or its international equivalent the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • An earned minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale average or higher in all upper division undergraduate coursework in the baccalaureate degree (usually the last two years of coursework).
  • Meet one of the following criteria: Have passed the Florida Subject Area Exam in Mathematics 6-12 (FTCE)

Or have completed at least 30 credit hours in mathematics to include 6 hours of calculus, 3 hours of linear or abstract algebra, 3 hours of number theory

For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree program, the student must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by one of the following:

* Passing the General Knowledge Test, a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (link to http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/postsecondary-assessment/ftce)
Or
* Effective for tests administered on or after July 1, 2015, achievement of passing scores, as identified in Rule 6A-4.0021(12), F.A.C., on test sections of the GRE revised General Test GRE Analytical Writing combined score of 4 out of 6 acceptable for GK Essay GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score of 147 acceptable for GK Mathematics GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151 acceptable for both GK English Language Skills and GK Reading

During the 2014 Legislative Session, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the obsolete option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement.

International Students
All applicants whose native language is other than English or who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g. TOEFL scores, etc.). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
  • Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.).

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours - 40 hours

Pre-requisites
Students without appropriate ESOL training and/or a measurement course must complete graduate course(s) to satisfy those two program prerequisites. Students admitted without a 30 hour mathematics background will have to take undergraduate course work to insure that their background reflects at least:

  • 6 hours of Calculus
  • 3 hours of linear algebra or abstract algebra
  • 3 hours of Number Theory or Discrete Mathematics
  • 3 hours of geometry
  • 3 hours of History of Mathematics
  • 3 hours of Probability or Statistics

Any prerequisite undergraduate credit hours taken will not apply to the minimum curriculum requirements for the major.

Core Requirements
Required Courses12 hours

EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement3
ESE 5344Classroom Management for a Diverse School and Society 3
ESE 5342 Teaching the Adolescent Learner3
TSL 5325 ESOL Strategies for Content for Content Area Teachers3

Current Trends in Teaching Concentration 3 hours
MAE 6136Current Trends Secondary Math Education3

Concentration15 minimum
Students may waive up to 6 hours of course credit based upon approval of their academic advisor and the department.

MAE 6643Communication Skills in Mathematics 3
MAE 6337 Topics in Teaching Algebra 3
MAE 6338 Topics in Teaching Geometry 3
MAE 6317 Topics in Teaching Probability and Statistics 3
MAE 6336 Topics in Teaching Calculus 3
MAE 6370 Mathematics for High School Teachers 3
MAE 6362 Senior High Mathematics Methods 3

Practicum, Internship, Field Work, etc.10 hours
MAE 6945 Practicum in Mathematics Education 3
MAE 6947 Internship in Secondary Education for Mathematics6
MAE 6899 Internship Seminar in Mathematics Education 1

Testing
All portions of the General Knowledge Test (GK) of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) must be passed prior to internship. Both the Mathematics 6 12 test and the Professional Education test of the FCTE must be passed prior to completion of internship

Comprehensive Examination:
Passing a comprehensive exam is required prior to graduation. Students should contact their academic advisor to make arrangements to take the comprehensive exam in last fall or spring semester It can only be taken while enrolled in at least 2 credits. Making these arrangements two semesters prior to graduation is advised.


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

EDF6432, ESE5344, ESE5342, TSL5325, MAE6643, MAE6337, MAE6338, MAE6317, MAE6336, MAE6370, MAE6362, MAE6945, MAE6947, MAE6899, EDF6765, EDF6883, EDF7586, EDF7682, EDF7934, MAE6136,